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5.6 Saving and Exporting ENF Files

You can save the current ENF file at any time by pushing the Save button in the image Toolbar or by hitting Ctrl + S (Cmnd + S for Mac).

5.6.1 Converting SmartScore files to other file types

To save SmartScore files in one of several different file formats.

a. In the File > Save As (File type/Format) pull-down menu, choose one of the following formats to save the ENF score to:


MusicXML (.XML) MusicXML has quickly become the most widely used file format for the exchange of music notation files between scorewriters. Most well- known notation scorewriting programs now support importing and exporting MusicXML files including Sibelius®, Finale®, Notion®, Personal Composer® and others.

MIDI files (.MID) will import playback data into most other music software programs with no page formatting. All graphical information about note position, stem direction, voices, etc. are lost. MIDI is to music what ASCII is to text. See Section 10.13, "Sav- ing MIDI Files".

b. Press Save. The proper extension will automatically be added.

5.6.2 Copying an ENF region to paste into non-music programs

To copy and paste a region or page into another application (e.g. Microsoft™ Word®, Adobe™ Photoshop®, e-mail programs, etc.),

To copy a full page:

a. Ctrl + A / Cmnd + C (Select All) then Ctrl + C / Cmnd + C (Copy).

b. Open 3rd-party application, position cursor and Ctrl + V/Cmnd+ V (Paste).

To copy a region of a page

a. Press the “O” key to activate the Select tool.

b. Right click (option + click for Mac) and drag to select a region in an ENF page that you wish to copy to the clipboard.

c. Select Edit > Copy (Ctrl +C / Cmnd+C) to copy selected (highlighted) region to the clipboard as a bitmap image.

d. Open application that supports bitmap graphics and select Paste.


TIP:Use this feature to take “snapshots” of musical snippets and Paste into word pro- cessors or other non-music programs.